Biology and Environmental Studies Faculty Term Position for 2013-14
The Biology and Environmental Studies Departments at St. Olaf College seek an Instructor or Assistant Professor for a temporary position beginning August 15, 2013. The teaching responsibilities listed below together represent a full-time joint appointment, but we also welcome applicants who are interested in one or a subset of the listed courses.
For the Fall Term
Principles of Ecology with lab. This course includes sophomore, junior, and senior students and is required for the biology major, and meets MWF from 11:50-12:45, with three 3.0 hr labs that meet Wednesday afternoons, Thursday mornings, and Thursday afternoons.
For Interim (January)
300-level natural science topics course in Environmental Studies. Typically taken by juniors and seniors, the course provides the opportunity for these students to experience sophisticated, independent, iterative work in environmental science. Students take only one course during the four-week Interim, with 8-10 contact hours per week. Specific days and times for this course are flexible.
For the Spring Term
(a) Introduction to Environmental Studies. The interdisciplinary course uses basic concepts of environmental science to explore global and local environmental issues. Topics are drawn from recent texts and the current literature. Because most environmental problems involve issues beyond the sciences, the class examines the economic, political, and ethical dimensions of environmental questions and environmental decision-making. This course meets 8:00-9:25 am on Tuesdays and 8:00-9:20 am on Thursdays.
(b) 300-level advanced ecology topics course in Biology. Special topics courses in the Biology Department are taught to junior and senior students and provide the opportunity for these students to experience sophisticated, independent, iterative work in biology. This course involves 3.0 contact hours per week, and specific days and times are flexible.
Applicants are expected to have completed or be near completion of the Ph.D. in an appropriate field. If interested, application materials must be submitted online at https://jobs.stolaf.edu. A complete application will include a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and the course(s) for which you wish to be considered, a current curriculum vitae, and names & contact information for three people who could serve as references on your behalf.
Inquiries should be directed to Jean Porterfield, Biology Department Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org or (507) 786-3850.
Review of of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Further information can be found at http://www.stolaf.edu/offices/doc/jobs/. General information about St. Olaf College, the Biology Department, and the Environmental Studies Department can be found at http://www.stolaf.edu or http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/biology or http://www.stolaf.edu/depts/environmental-studies respectively.
A liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Olaf College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our community through their work and service. St. Olaf is located in Northfield, Minnesota, approximately 35 miles south of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. It is a co-educational, residential institution with about 3000 students.
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